Winter Olympics 2018: U.S. women's hockey team after gold in Day 12
- Author: Regina Holmes Feb 22, 2018,
Feb 22, 2018, 0:43
Diggins, in an wonderful run, came from the third position on the final lap to pass Norway's Maiken Caspersen Falla on the last big downhill and Sweden's Stina Nilsson on the final sprint to win by less than two-tenths of a second.
Watch Jessie Diggins' wonderful finish as Team USA wins a historic cross-country gold.
The 37-year-old previously took gold in the women's 4x5km relay, silver in the 15km skiathlon and bronze in the 10km freestyle at Pyeongchang.
Randall and Diggins edged out Sweden and Norway to capture the historic gold in a blazing time of 15:56.47 - 26 seconds faster than their semi-final time. Diggins screamed as she crossed the finish line, setting off a huge celebration for the red, white and blue.
Team USA finally won their first medal for women's cross-country skiing Wednesday.
Afton skier Jessie Diggins has helped win the first Olympic gold medal in women's cross-country skiing at the Pyeongchang Games.
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That broke her tie with Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjourndalen for most medals in the Winter Olympics.
"It feels unreal; I can't believe it just happened", Diggins said.
She passed Falla and set her sights on leader Nilsson, who won gold in the individual sprint, as they rounded the final bend to set up an electrifying finish.
'What really kept me going over the last four years was to try and contribute to a team medal here, and to do it here with Jessie one more time, it's fantastic'.
The U.S. hasn't won gold since the debut of the sport 20 years ago. Randall has set the bar in US cross country skiing, landing on the World Cup podium 29 times in her career.